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A Socially Distanced Performance Hug for Philadelphia

The Beardmobile is a big, gay mobile performance unit, glitterfully outfitted for socially-distanced performances and political actions. We're taking it out on the road for a Love Tour with truck stops around the city. Each performance is curated by a slew of amazing Philly-based artists and organizations and hosted by a rotating roster of of Beards' hosts including Brett Robinson, Eric Jaffe, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Sam Rise, Cookie Diorio, Jess Conda, and John Jarboe. Fall Love Tour Running Sept 17-Oct 17. Part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Visit www.FringeArts.org for tickets and more information.

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Land Acknowledgement

As we absorb the physical space we are in, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the history of this land and the original people of this land. While I talk about this history and share this Land Acknowledgement written by Trinity Norwood, Citizen of The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation, just take a moment to breathe, look around, and take in the surroundings. Before Philadelphia was the city we know and love today, this land was known as “Lenapehoking( Lun-nah-pay-hawk-ing)” or Land of the Lenape. The Lenape are the indigenous people of what is modern-day Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the southern tip of New York. Through genocide, relocations, the Indian Boarding School era, and continued systematic erasure the Lenape people have persevered and live on as modern-day sovereign nations. We recognize their legacy that has been soaked into the very ground we stand on right now. And we acknowledge the intergenerational connection to this legacy that we all share as the descendants to the immigrants of this land. Although this history is heavy, the future is filled with hope. As part of this practice of acknowledgement we will be giving 10%/or $100 (of all donations made) at Beardmobile events to We Are The Seeds, a local and national organization that celebrates and educates about contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. You can connect to their work @wearetheseeds.org.

Other websites to check out are: Indigenous Peoples Day Philly (https://ipdphilly.org/), the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation of NJ (https://nlltribe.com/), and the National Congress of the American Indian (https://www.ncai.org/)

Previously on the Beardmobile

Partner organizations and artists on the truck include: Project HOME and the Gloria Casarez Residence, Philadelphia Contemporary and Yolanda Wisher, LaNeshe Miller-White, T-VOCE, Modero & Company, and Asian Arts Initiative.

production information

Hosts

Anthony Martinez-Briggs
Brett Robinson
Cookie Diorio
Eric Jaffe
Jess Conda
John Jarboe
Sam Rise

Musicians

Music Director Heath Allen
Drums: Jimmy Coleman

Josh Machiz: (Bass)
Jordan McCree: Musician for Anthony Martinez-Briggs
Jonathan W. Whitney: Backup Drummer

Crew

John Jarboe: Director
Cat Ramirez: Line Producer

You-Shin Chen: Set Designer
Cha See: Lighting Designer
Elizabeth Atkinson: Sound Designer
Joy Taney: Scenic Painter
Rebecca Kanach: Costume Designer (masks and Jarboe costumes)
Jamel Baker: Stage Manager

Calvin Anderson: Production Manager
Keighty McLallen: Assoc. Production Manager
Crys Clem: COVID Accountability Partner
Carl(os) Roa: COVID Accountability Partner
Cinder Kuss: COVID Accountability Partner
Marty Maynard: Front of House
Evelyn (Swift) Shuker: Truck Engineer- Lighting
Jacks Katz: Truck Engineer- Lighting
Chris Sannino: Truck Engineer- Sound
Taylor Jedlinski: Truck Engineer- Sound
Nicholas Rahn: Truck Engineer- Sound
Philly Scenic Works: Truck Fabricators